A picture of Robin van Persie wearing what is supposedly Arsenal’s new away kit for the 2012/13 season has been doing the rounds on Twitter. This comes only a week after Arsenal revealed next season’s home kit, which is now available for pre-order.
In my opinion, the kit seems to be pretty legitimate at first glance. My only doubts come from looking at our previous away shirts. Arsenal always have a predominately blue or yellow away shirt since the 1960′s; the last time the team’s away shirt wasn’t one of these colours was a weird green kit in the 1982/83 season. However, this photo does remind me of Arsenal’s 3rd kit in the 2007/08 season, so maybe whoever leaked it wasn’t clear whether this is an away shirt, but not the away shirt (i.e the regular away shirt will be yellow or blue).
The photo could, of course, be a fake. Photo editing is a relatively simple process for those of us who have spent a large amount of money on photoshop. Then again, the leaked photos of the home kit turned out to be legitimate. As we reach the end of the season I am starting to doubt the authenticity of more professional-looking images like this slightly less.